Originally Posted by gobbo
Most interesting part of it for me was him missing NBC heads up for attending the next level of his 'training.'
Agreed. More worrying is that he explained it as having an arrangement with 'friends'
Originally Posted by MichaelScarn
Does it matter?
If they aren't harming anyone, then who cares?
At the most benign these things are set up purely to make large amounts of money. This doesn't matter for Negreanu or Esfandiari but their celebrity status is likely to inspire people who can't well afford it to join up (see aforementioned Cruise/Travolta for parallels)
At worst they're like Scientology, which has murders, kidnappings, forced abortions and massive control of its members on its rap sheet.